Month: April 2013

BUY FROM THE OFFICIAL SELLERS

The Green and White Supporters Club and Away Travel Club have joined forces to sell merchandise before the big play off games.
All profits from their sales will go back to the club, whereas the traders selling unofficial goods outside of the ground pocket all their profit, which would normally come to the Football Club.
Please only buy merchandise from the official sellers.

TICKETS SELLING VERY FAST!

Demand for Yeovil Town’s eagerly anticipated home semi final play off against Sheffield United has been very high.
Having been on sale since Sunday the phone lines and ticket office windows have been swamped with fans trying to buy tickets.
There are a limited number of seats available in the wings of both the AgustaWestland and Screwfix Stand. And just over 1,000 Thatchers Gold Stand (terrace) tickets remaining. So fans are urged to purchase now to avoid disappointment as the club look to secure a play off final place at Wembley.
Tickets for the first leg trip to Bramall Lane are also selling fast with just under 1000 sold already.
Chief Executive Martyn Starnes said: "The ticket office staff have been working flat out, we have employed extra staff but the volume of calls has been very high. We apologise to anyone who hasn’t got through straight away. We urge fans to purchase their tickets as early as possible, because at the moment we are certainly heading towards a sell out."
To secure your ticket please visit Huish Park or call the Ticket Office on 01935 847888.
Supporters are requested, if they are unable to get a reply, to leave a message. 
If you have already left a message please be patient as the ticket office will get back to you. 
Please do not leave another message as this will only serve to increase the back log of messages and further delay any return calls.
We thank you for your co-operation.

UPDATED AWAY TRAVEL FOR SHEFFIELD UNITED

The Green and Whites Supporters Club have announced their travel plans for the trip to Sheffield United on Friday.

Paul Hadlow will be at Huish Park from 9.30am until 12.30pm so supporters can book and pay for their travel.
Coaches will depart from Huish Park at 12.30p.m. Note that there will be no pick-up from Yeovil Bus Station on this occasion. Cost of travel will be £26.00 for Adults, with concessions available at £24.00. Non-GWSC members are welcome but will pay two pounds extra. 
To place your booking, call Paul Hadlow on 07736 044570 or Rich Rendell on 01935 427072 (Evenings).
The Away Travel Club are also running buses to the Semi-Final First Leg match at Bramall Lane.
They will be leaving from the away end of the ground at 12.15p.m. The cost of the trip will be £22.00. All money made from the trip will be donated back to the club – past trips have helped provide training equipment for the club and players. If you want to book your place, please call Mark Kelly on 07939618275. 
The Cary Glovers have also organised travel for the trip to Sheffield United.
Their coach will leave from Wincanton at 1.00p.m., then make stops at Castle Cary at 1.15p.m. and Shepton Mallet at 1.30p.m. Please call Dan or Mike on 01963-33839 or 01963-33124 to book. Price for the trip will be £20.00.

WIN WEMBLEY TICKETS

Win tickets to the npower League 1 Play-Off Final with Prostate Cancer UK

To celebrate their Official Charity Partnership with The Football League, Prostate Cancer UK are offering ten pairs of free tickets for the npower League 1 Play-Off Final at Wembley.

To enter text FL YEOVIL to 82772

And for £3 you could be on the way to Wembley and we could be on the way to cracking prostate cancer.

Runner up prizes include signed match balls and shirts for your club. As we can’t all go to Wembley can we?

The proceeds we receive will go towards supporting a quarter of a million men living with disease in the UK and finding answers into disease which is killing 10,000 men a year. Simply put, it’s the most common cancer in men and we need your help.

Together we can crack it.

To enter text FL YEOVIL to 82772


www.prostatecanceruk.org/footballTo enter costs just £3 and this will appear on your next mobile phone bill. For full terms & conditions visit

WIN WITH POWERADE

Win the chance to power your club to promotion with Powerade

Powerade are giving fans of the 12 clubs that qualify for the Play-Off Finals the opportunity to win 2 x VIP tickets to the Championship/League1/League2 Play-Off Final, as well as seeing their motivational message of support appear on their team’s Powerade Sports Bottles. Fans will be able to enter the competition on Twitter by tweeting their motivational message using the hashtag #PowerOn.

How to enter

  1. Write your motivational message of support – this has to be 34 characters or less
  2. Add the hash tag #PowerOn
  3. Add the name of your club e.g. @ytfcofficial
  4. Include steps 1,2 +3 in a tweet from your Twitter profile

Example tweet – You have more power than you think #PowerOn @ytfcofficial

The prize

If selected, your motivational message will feature on the very Powerade bottles your club’s players will use during the Play-Off Final. Your words will directly motivate them when they need it most.Not only that but you will win 2 x VIP tickets to the Play-Off Final itself.

 

The fans of clubs that don’t make their division’s Play-Off Final won’t miss out as there will still be the chance to win a signed shirt or ball from their team.

 

Dates

For League 1 and 2 clubs the competition will run from Monday 29th April until Thursday 9th May.

For Championship clubs the competition will run from Monday 6th May – Sunday 19th May

HIGH VOLUME OF CALLS

The Yeovil Town Ticket Office is experiencing an unusually high volume of calls for Play Off and Season Tickets. 

Supporters are requested , if they are unable to get a reply, to leave a message. 

The Ticket Office guarantee they will get back to you, but with a huge backlog building up it might take some time to do so. 
If you have already left a message please be patient as the ticket office will get back to you. 
Please do not leave another message as this will only serve to increase the back log of messages and further delay any return calls.
We thank you for your co-operation.

HUISH PARK SHOWING FRIDAY’S GAME

Huish Park will be showing Friday’s Play Off Semi Final first leg tie with Sheffield United on Friday evening.
The Alec Stock Lounge will be open to supporters who can not make the trip.
The bar will open at 6.30pm and entry is free.

MADDEN PICKED IN PFA TEAM OF YEAR

Striker Paddy Madden has been named in the PFA League One team of the year at the annual awards ceremony in London.
The Irishman is currently sitting top of the goal charts in League One with 23 goals.
The PFA team of the year is voted for by fellow professionals.
The full team is as follows: Wesley Foderingham (Swindon Town), Simon Francis (Bournemouth), Rob Jones (Doncaster Rovers), Harry Maguire (Sheffield United), Charlie Daniels (Bournemouth); 
Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth), Luke Murphy (Crewe Alexandra), Alan Judge (Notts County), David Cotterill (Doncaster Rovers); Paddy Madden (Yeovil Town), Leon Clarke (Coventry City) 

PLAY OFF TICKET NEWS

Yeovil Town finished fourth in npower League One and will now go in to the end-of-season Play-Offs playing Sheffield United in the semi-final.
The first leg will be played at Sheffield United next Friday, May 3, with a 7.45pm kick-off.
The second leg will be played at Huish Park next Monday, May 6, with a 1.30pm kick-off.
The home leg will be ALL TICKET.
Initial ticket information is below:
First leg (Away) tickets will be available for season ticket holders only on Monday, April, 29, and will go on general sale on Tuesday 30th April.
Prices for the away tie are: Adults: £15; Concessions (Over 60 and 16-18 year old) £10; Under-16 £5.
The second leg (Home) tickets will go on sale from 10am Sunday, April, 28, but season ticket holders will have until 6pm on Tuesday 30th April to claim their seat, after which the seat will become available for general sale.
Prices for the home tie are: Normal pre-matchday prices.
The Ticket Office is open tomorrow from 10.00a.m. for the purchase of Home Leg play-off semi-final tickets and for 2013/14 season tickets.
Ticket Office number: 01935 847888.

REPORT: BURY V YEOVIL TOWN

Yeovil Town’s “regular” league season ended with a 3-2 defeat at already relegated Bury at Gigg Lane this afternoon.
In an awful first half, Town conceded three goals in little more than half an hour through a Jonson Clarke-Harris double and Nicky Ajose. But Town came back in the second half with James Hayter and Kevin Dawson scoring what proved to be consolation goals as the visitors suffered defeat in their last trip before taking on the playoffs next weekend.
Late drama elsewhere saw Brentford miss a last minute penalty before conceding an even later goal at home to champions-elect Doncaster Rovers and Swindon let two late goals slip against relegated Scunthorpe. Once the excitement had settled down, Yeovil will now face Sheffield United in the playoffs with the first leg set to be at Bramall Lane next Friday and the second leg at a buzzing Huish Park next Monday afternoon.
Yeovil boss Gary Johnson was down to the bare bones as far as selecting his squad was concerned. With five players out injured, Johnson was forced to name two youth team scholars in Melchi Emanuel-Williamson and Aidan Chainey on a five man bench. On the pitch itself, Dominic Blizzard came in for Nathan Ralph at left back with Lewis Young coming in at right back for central defender Byron Webster, captain Luke Ayling moving across to the middle.
Paddy Madden’s work ethic is well known to Glovers fans and he nearly created himself a goal inside twenty seconds when he charged down a poor clearance from Shakers keeper Cameron Belford but lashed his shot wide. Within four minutes, he was made to pay when Bury opened the scoring. A Bury corner was only cleared to Jonson Clarke-Harris and the teenager’s shot, not perfectly struck, still managed to find its way through a crowded penalty box.
The youngster then nearly added a second from an even better opportunity but fired wide from Vitalijs Maksimenko’s clearance but the chances dried up as both sides struggled to cope with a bumpy pitch that had also endured a brief storm at kick off. Sam Foley shot at the keeper after being played through and Craig Fagan & Clarke-Harris both tested keeper Marek Stech before the latter scored his, and Bury’s second in the 26th minute. Awarded a free kick outside the box, Clarke-Harris opted for a low driven effort that went into the corner of the net.
Yeovil felt they should have had a penalty when James Hayter’s header into the box was handled above his head by former Glovers defender Efe Sodje but ref Dean Whitestone said “No” and a matter of minutes later, a counter attack from Bury saw Nicky Ajose outpace the Town defence and slot home for his fourth goal of the season to make it 3-0. Town got to half time without conceding further and even had shots from Foley and Madden to add to their list of chances.
Yeovil needed a timely boost early in the second half if they were going to get anything from the match and after a Joe Edwards shot had whistled inches wide, James Hayter showed all his predatory ability when he headed home from an Ed Upson corner on 57 minutes; it was the ex-Bournemouth frontman’s 16th goal of a good debut season in green and white.
Foley flicked a header just wide and Joe Edwards volleyed at Belford as the Glovers stepped up a gear or two, Edwards then victim of the first change coming off for Gavin Williams. With ten minutes left, Johnson introduced Angelo Balanta and Richard Hinds for strike pairing Madden and Hayter with Lewis Young pushing up front alongside Balanta.
Ajose then finished poorly and both Kevin Dawson and Upson went very close before the second goal arrived two minutes into stoppage time. Young sped forward from deep before laying it off to Dawson who grabbed his second of the season. The game ended with flared tempers and five bookings in stoppage time including yellow cards for Blizzard, Upson and Young along with Tom Soares and Belford from the Shakers.

Match Report : 27/04/2013

Yeovil Town’s “regular” league season ended with a 3-2 defeat at already relegated Bury at Gigg Lane this afternoon.
In an awful first half, Town conceded three goals in little more than half an hour through a Jonson Clarke-Harris double and Nicky Ajose. But Town came back in the second half with James Hayter and Kevin Dawson scoring what proved to be consolation goals as the visitors suffered defeat in their last trip before taking on the playoffs next weekend.
Late drama elsewhere saw Brentford miss a last minute penalty before conceding an even later goal at home to champions-elect Doncaster Rovers and Swindon let two late goals slip against relegated Scunthorpe. Once the excitement had settled down, Yeovil will now face Sheffield United in the playoffs with the first leg set to be at Bramall Lane next Friday and the second leg at a buzzing Huish Park next Monday afternoon.
Yeovil boss Gary Johnson was down to the bare bones as far as selecting his squad was concerned. With five players out injured, Johnson was forced to name two youth team scholars in Melchi Emanuel-Williamson and Aidan Chainey on a five man bench. On the pitch itself, Dominic Blizzard came in for Nathan Ralph at left back with Lewis Young coming in at right back for central defender Byron Webster, captain Luke Ayling moving across to the middle.
Paddy Madden’s work ethic is well known to Glovers fans and he nearly created himself a goal inside twenty seconds when he charged down a poor clearance from Shakers keeper Cameron Belford but lashed his shot wide. Within four minutes, he was made to pay when Bury opened the scoring. A Bury corner was only cleared to Jonson Clarke-Harris and the teenager’s shot, not perfectly struck, still managed to find its way through a crowded penalty box.
The youngster then nearly added a second from an even better opportunity but fired wide from Vitalijs Maksimenko’s clearance but the chances dried up as both sides struggled to cope with a bumpy pitch that had also endured a brief storm at kick off. Sam Foley shot at the keeper after being played through and Craig Fagan & Clarke-Harris both tested keeper Marek Stech before the latter scored his, and Bury’s second in the 26th minute. Awarded a free kick outside the box, Clarke-Harris opted for a low driven effort that went into the corner of the net.
Yeovil felt they should have had a penalty when James Hayter’s header into the box was handled above his head by former Glovers defender Efe Sodje but ref Dean Whitestone said “No” and a matter of minutes later, a counter attack from Bury saw Nicky Ajose outpace the Town defence and slot home for his fourth goal of the season to make it 3-0. Town got to half time without conceding further and even had shots from Foley and Madden to add to their list of chances.
Yeovil needed a timely boost early in the second half if they were going to get anything from the match and after a Joe Edwards shot had whistled inches wide, James Hayter showed all his predatory ability when he headed home from an Ed Upson corner on 57 minutes; it was the ex-Bournemouth frontman’s 16th goal of a good debut season in green and white.
Foley flicked a header just wide and Joe Edwards volleyed at Belford as the Glovers stepped up a gear or two, Edwards then victim of the first change coming off for Gavin Williams. With ten minutes left, Johnson introduced Angelo Balanta and Richard Hinds for strike pairing Madden and Hayter with Lewis Young pushing up front alongside Balanta.
Ajose then finished poorly and both Kevin Dawson and Upson went very close before the second goal arrived two minutes into stoppage time. Young sped forward from deep before laying it off to Dawson who grabbed his second of the season. The game ended with flared tempers and five bookings in stoppage time including yellow cards for Blizzard, Upson and Young along with Tom Soares and Belford from the Shakers.

LADIES ANNOUNCED AS NEW WSL MEMBERS

The FA WSL has this afternoon announced that Yeovil Town Ladies have been successful in their application to join the Women’s Super League, and will take their place in the FA WSL2 in readiness for the start of the 2014-15 season. 
In the statement released this afternoon the FA said:
’The adjudication process for The FA Women’s Super League from 2014 is in its final stage, with The FA today selecting 18 clubs for WSL licences. 
‘The process is now subject to The FA WSL project team working with clubs to finalise the terms and conditions of the agreements. 
‘The FA will make no further comment until this process is complete, when final confirmation will be given on all clubs that will enter FA WSL1 or FA WSL2 in 2014. This is expected to be completed in due course.’ 
The following clubs have been selected for FA WSL1: 
Arsenal Ladies FC, Birmingham City Ladies FC, Bristol Academy Women’s FC, Chelsea Ladies FC, Everton Ladies FC, Notts County Ladies FC (formerly known as Lincoln Ladies FC), Liverpool Ladies FC, Manchester City Ladies FC
The following clubs have been selected for FA WSL2: 
Aston Villa Ladies FC, Doncaster Rovers Belles Ladies FC, Durham Women’s FC, London Bees Women’s FC (Barnet FC), Millwall Lionesses FC, Oxford United Women’s FC, Reading Women’s FC, Sunderland Women’s FC, Watford Ladies FC, Yeovil Town Ladies FC

YTCST STATEMENT

Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust would like to clarify that despite Yeovil Town Football Club’s recent withdrawal from the Football League’s Youth Development Scheme; the Trust continues to provide high quality football provision for youngsters within the local area. 
Trust coaches continue to maintain a regular presence in schools as well as working with disadvantaged and socially excluded groups using community-based football coaching sessions.
Through recognition of delivering quality football related programmes to young people the reputation of the Trust has also helped develop links in areas such as education social inclusion, language and health.
The Trust also continues to provide their Development Centre programmes which have been running for the last 5 years in order to improve the technical ability of promising young local players whilst giving them an opportunity to play and train at a higher level. 
Players who are progressing within the Trust’s Development Centre programmes are recommended to trial with their Advanced Development Centre which has been operating since September 2012, so that all the players attending the centres have a goal to work towards.
Due to the Clubs comprehensible decisions for withdrawing from the Football League’s Youth Development Scheme; the Trust would like to make clear that they are also looking to provide footballing opportunities for youngsters aged 16-18 within the local area. 
Joint manager of Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust, Sara Bradley said: “Last year the Trust set up an Advanced Development Centre which enabled children from the previous Centre of Excellence setup as well as children from our existing Development Centres the opportunity to continue to receive high quality football training whilst also representing their local professional club.
“By maintaining these centres, we are not only providing these children with value for money  professional football coaching, we are also teaching them the necessary life skills that are required in society today as well as making them feel part of the Club. 
“We are currently looking at ways to provide footballing opportunities for 16-18 year olds; however we need to make sure that we not only have the correct procedures and resources in place, but also make sure that whatever we decide to do is sustainable before we make any decisions.
“However we will continue to work hard in order to achieve our objectives and continue to provide opportunities for children within Yeovil and the surrounding areas."

FANS DITCHING NORMAL ATTIRE

Yeovil Town fans are being urged to "go green" for the final scheduled away match of the 2012/2013 npower League One football season.
The Glovers travel to Bury on Saturday for the trip to the North West and supporters will be dressing up as leprechauns for the game, the third season running fans have ditched their normal attire for more wacky costumes at the season finale.
 
In previous seasons, Town’s followers have dressed up in formal wear such as tuxedos and suits while last season, they travelled to Huddersfield Town dressed as "Wurzels", prompting some, er, wonderful sights at the Galpharm Stadium.
 
With the club’s hot shot Irish striker Paddy Madden on fire this season, supporters will pay tribute to Paddy along with boyhood pal and midfielder Kevin Dawson and team mate Sam Foley who also qualifies for Eire. Colourful costumes have already been spotted on Twitter and more look set to follow the trend as Town aim to finish their tenth season in the Football League with their second promotion.

GOLF DAY A SUCCESS

Yesterday saw the annual Yeovil Town Golf Day take place at Sherborne Golf Club.
Commercial Manager Dave Linney said: "The day was a great success. We had 25 teams taking part, which is the most we have had in the four years we have been running the golf day.
I would like to thank Thatchers for sponsoring the day and thanks also to everyone at Sherborne Golf Club for their wonderful hospitality."
The winning team was Regency Preservation Rockets, who had ‘bandit’ Kevin Dawson in their team. Kevin claims he had never played before and even arrived with no clubs. He and his team each won a golf bag, all Kevin needs now is a set of clubs!
Second place was Brothers United who had striker James Hayter in their team and third was Morson International who had Sam Foley on their team.
Top scoring celebrity was former player Rob Cousins. Nearest the pin challenge winners were Bob Barrow, Dave Grinter and Michael Stone.

LADIES SLIP UP AT LEWES

YEOVIL Town Ladies quest for a fourth place finish in this season’s FA Woman’s Premier League, Southern Division took a denting on Sunday following a 1-0 defeat at strugglers Lewes Ladies.
Joint Glovers boss was disappointed with the result, saying that it was a poor day all round for his team. 
”I have taken youth sides in the Somerset leagues that have played on better surfaces than we played on today,” he said after the game. “It was a very disappointing performance on an even more disappointing pitch. It is a long way to travel to play on an inadequate surface for this league.” 
Going on to describe a seemingly pointless game, Williams said that both sides were unable to perform in what were quite appalling playing conditions
”The match started with a fast attack down the right. Just as we had control the right winger for Lewes did well to stretch and scoop a cross into the box. Our ‘keeper Beth (Howard) saved the resulting shot and much to our disbelief Lewes were given a goal. 1 – 0. That’s the way it finished. What more can I say? 
”No excuses, we should have put away our chances, with three or four clear cut opportunities wasted. It was a difficult ground to play on. The ball was bouncing all over the place. When we put Laura Bray through ten minutes after they had scored she cleared the ‘keeper with a great lob and the ball bounced on the six yard line. However, it then cleared the crossbar by about twelve inches. Crazy! 
”You can probably tell I am not happy coming away from a game that we should have obtained three points. The game was just a nothing. It had both teams missing out their midfields and just trying to put the ball in behind the defence. We tried to play, but the ball was going all over the place. I will admit that they were quicker to the ball, and seemed to have a bit more passion than we did. However, when they got the ball they just tried to put it over the top and had their striker run onto it. 
”Our defence had to clear the ball as soon as they could, but that meant getting their foot under the ball and leathering it out of defence. This resulted in the ball being placed into the air. It then bounced, came into play again and both teams may as well have had an attacking group of players and a defending formation. Forget midfield, they had to watch the ball going over them most of the game.
”Onward and upward is all I have to say. The quicker I can forget our trip to Lewes the better for me. This was not our game today. I must add that the manager of Lewes and the team gave us a good welcome and after the game came up and apologised for the refereeing standard and the decisions today. Credit goes to him and them as a squad. I hope they have a good end to their season.” 
Yeovil Town Ladies: Howard, Brazell, Edwards, Williams, Keehan, Pearson, Radburn, Whitton, Cooke, Cornwall (Osman – 70), Bray 
Substitutes Not Used: Nadine Grogan, Abi Locke 
Goals: 0-1 (TBC)
Referee: Paul Rowe (Sussex)
Next Match: Away at West Ham United Ladies (Thurrock FC – RM19 1YN) FA Women’s Premier League. 28 April 2013, 2.00pm kick off.
Report by Nigel Williams 

RUN FOR MUAMBA

 

Former Premier League footballer Fabrice Muamba is appealing for Yeovil fans to ‘Run for Muamba’ at this year’s Bupa Great Manchester Run.

 

The 25-year-old is the official starter for this year’s event and has urged football fanatics from Yeovil to join him in their club colours on the starting line come May 26.

 

Muamba is hoping to recruit a runner to representeach of the 92 football league clubsin a show of unity and to celebrate his return to health.

 

The ex-Bolton Wanderers midfielder almost died after he collapsed with sudden cardiac arrest while playing against Tottenham last year, but has astounded medics with his recovery.

 

Muamba said: “I am calling on all football fans to put their rivalry and differences aside and unite to raise money for great causes across the UK.It’s amazing what can be achieved when we do this.

 

“I am delighted to be involved in this fantastic event and I urge people across the UK to sign-up and get involved too. You can raise money for a great cause, or you can do it just to keep fit – whatever your motivation, I look forward to waving you off at the starting line on May 26.”

 

Muamba was forced to retire from football following the incident but his popularity in the professional game remains very strong. In recognition of this, a team of 25 runners – one for each year of his life – will also take part in the Bupa Great Manchester Run.

 

The team, which will include Bolton Wanderers club chaplain, Phil Mason, will run for the Arrhythmia Alliance ‘Hearts and Goals’ campaign, which helps place lifesaving AEDs (automated external defibrillators) in communities.

 

David Hart, Communications Director of Nova, the organisers of the Bupa Great Manchester Run, said: “We are really thrilled that Fabrice has accepted our invitation and we’d love to see football fans showing their support for both him and ‘Hearts and Goals’ at the Bupa Great Manchester Run.

 

“Like everybody else, we were willing Fabrice to pull through last March and the fact that he is here is a real cause for celebration.”

 

Previous honorary starters of the Bupa Great Manchester Run, which is televised live on BBC television, include Sir Alex Ferguson, Andrew Flintoff, Jess Ennis, Victoria Pendleton, Sir Bobby Charlton, Amir Khan and Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson.

 

To support runners taking part in the event for the Arrhythmia Alliance ‘Hearts and Goals’ Campaign, donations can be made by text using JustTextGiving by Vodafone.

 

To donate £3 text FABS25 £3 to 70070 to help ensure all communities have public-access defibrillators and more people in the UK are AED and CPR trained. The text is free to send and 100% of every penny donated goes to charity. Gift Aid can easily be added.

Further details and entry is available at www.greatrun.org/Manchester with entries being accepted on a first come, first served basis until the limit of 40,000 is achieved. Football fans who want to ‘Run for Muamba’ should email details to RunForMuamba@greatrun.org

CYCLISTS ARRIVE HOME!

Fans joined friends and family to applaud the YTFC Get Pedalling team when they reached the finish line at Huish Park on Saturday.
The cyclists and support team arrived at midday after a gruelling 200 mile ride from Crewe’s Alexandra Stadium.
They cycled the last 40 miles from Bath on Saturday morning and arrived to loud cheers and applause from proud friends and family.
A massive congratulations to the brave and perhaps slightly crazy folk who have completed this amazing feat for Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust, Prostate Cancer UK and St Margaret’s Hospice.
Hats off to you all.
To donate to please visit the JustGiving page by clicking here.

FULL LIST OF AWARD WINNERS

The Yeovil Town Football Club end of season awards were presented after Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Crewe and proved to be an almost clean sweep for striker Paddy Madden.

Only three other players featured and they were Dan Burn, Jamie McAllister and Marek Stech. A gallery of pictures is attached to this story and the full list of winners is set out below.

 

Congratulations to all the winners as a special plane has been ordered to transport all of Paddy’s trophies back to Dublin!

 

Western Gazette Player of the Year-Paddy Madden

Cary Glovers Player of the Year- Paddy Madden

The Away Travel Club – Paddy Madden, Runner up – Jamie McAllister

Bobby Hamilton Young Player – Dan Burn

Andy Stone Memorial Trophy – Paddy Madden

Yeovil Town DSA – Paddy Madden, Runner Up-Marek Stech

Community Sports Trust Player of the Year – Marek Stech

PADDY ALMOST SWEEPS THE BOARD

Striker Paddy Madden more or less swept the board with the end of season awards.

 

The popular Irishman won six awards much to the delight of the crowd who had stayed on to witness the presentations after the 1-0 win over Crewe.

 

Goalkeeper Marek Stech and on loan defender Dan Burn also picked up awards.

 

A full list of winners and photos will appear on ytfc.net soon.

REPORT: YEOVIL TOWN V CREWE ALEXANDRA

A Joe Edwards goal after just 48 seconds proved the winner as Yeovil Town beat Crewe Alexandra by a goal to nil at a sunny Huish Park this afternoon.
Edwards’ third goal of the season, a low shooting effort from twenty yards, suggested that Yeovil might go on and win comfortably but they couldn’t take any further chances and keeper Marek Stech was equal to everything that the visitors could throw at him as the Alex threatened a leveller. 
The win lifted the Glovers into fourth spot in the npower League One table but also came at a cost as they lost defenders Byron Webster and Nathan Ralph to first half injuries and with the playoffs less than a fortnight away, manager Gary Johnson had to constantly shuffle his pack today with the end-of-season matches firmly in his mind.
That was the case with his initial teams selection too. Nathan Ralph came in for a rare start along with Latvian defender Vitalis Maksimenko who made his full Glovers debut. It meant that Angelo Balanta dropped to the bench with Richard Hinds as Ralph slotted into left back, Sam Foley into left midfield and Joe Edwards in the centre of the park.
The goal was the first action of the game and it was a beauty. Ed Upson chipped a delightful pass through to James Hayter who chested it off to Edwards forty yards from goal. He burst through the Crewe backline and hit a low shot from twenty yards out that keeper Steve Phillips had no chance of saving.
Stech made his first great save on eleven minutes when he tipped over an acrobatic volley from Kelvin Mellor and he caught Chuks Aneke’s header from the resulting corner. Paddy Madden, keen to stretch his lead for the League One Golden Boot, hammered a shot just wide as Yeovil looked for a second.
On nineteen minutes, Byron Webster went off to be replaced by Lewis Young with Luke Ayling switching to centre back, a position he was superb in all afternoon, and Young taking Ayling’s berth at right back. Then the other full back, Nathan Ralph, limped off and Balanta came on, Edwards dropping to left back with Balanta playing ahead of him. It meant that only Maksimenko of the defenders was still playing in his starting position in the back four.
In between the Yeovil troubles, ref Brendan Malone also came off injured to be replaced by fourth official Adam Bromley in a half that was exciting but never really caught fire. Yeovil were playing the better stuff but Crewe were by no means overawed by Yeovil’s attacking prowess.
Hayter poked wide from a Foley cross before Stech saved superbly from both Max Clayton and Matt Tootle in the space of thirty seconds. Then at the other end, Hayter could have doubled Yeovil’s lead but twice just failed to get onto the end of crosses from Young and Balanta, a matter of inches each time.
After half time, Balanta was withdrawn for Gavin Williams and both Ayling and Upson went close with headers for the home side. Clayton then flicked wide when a better connection would have seen an equaliser for Alex. 
Stech’s next save was his best as he clawed an Aneke header off the line with the 188 Crewe fans in the 5,293 crowd, already celebrating the goal. As it was, the near miss seemed to galvanise the hosts and they started creating chances again. Williams chested before volleying over, Hayter dragged a left foot shot wide and Madden fired a free kick way over the bar.
As the match closed, Crewe sub and former Premier League striker Nathan Ellington almost grabbed a leveller after a twisting run but his shot went over. Yeovil’s closest effort of the second period came when Ayling, searching for his first Glovers goal after 135 games, had a bullet header cleared off the line by Tootle.
The final action of the entertaining spectacle was at the Yeovil end with Mark Ellis heading over from a Harry Davis free kick and Stech once more denied Crewe with a near post block from Ryan Colclough.

Match Report : 20/04/2013

A Joe Edwards goal after just 48 seconds proved the winner as Yeovil Town beat Crewe Alexandra by a goal to nil at a sunny Huish Park this afternoon.
Edwards’ third goal of the season, a low shooting effort from twenty yards, suggested that Yeovil might go on and win comfortably but they couldn’t take any further chances and keeper Marek Stech was equal to everything that the visitors could throw at him as the Alex threatened a leveller. 
The win lifted the Glovers into fourth spot in the npower League One table but also came at a cost as they lost defenders Byron Webster and Nathan Ralph to first half injuries and with the playoffs less than a fortnight away, manager Gary Johnson had to constantly shuffle his pack today with the end-of-season matches firmly in his mind.
That was the case with his initial teams selection too. Nathan Ralph came in for a rare start along with Latvian defender Vitalis Maksimenko who made his full Glovers debut. It meant that Angelo Balanta dropped to the bench with Richard Hinds as Ralph slotted into left back, Sam Foley into left midfield and Joe Edwards in the centre of the park.
The goal was the first action of the game and it was a beauty. Ed Upson chipped a delightful pass through to James Hayter who chested it off to Edwards forty yards from goal. He burst through the Crewe backline and hit a low shot from twenty yards out that keeper Steve Phillips had no chance of saving.
Stech made his first great save on eleven minutes when he tipped over an acrobatic volley from Kelvin Mellor and he caught Chuks Aneke’s header from the resulting corner. Paddy Madden, keen to stretch his lead for the League One Golden Boot, hammered a shot just wide as Yeovil looked for a second.
On nineteen minutes, Byron Webster went off to be replaced by Lewis Young with Luke Ayling switching to centre back, a position he was superb in all afternoon, and Young taking Ayling’s berth at right back. Then the other full back, Nathan Ralph, limped off and Balanta came on, Edwards dropping to left back with Balanta playing ahead of him. It meant that only Maksimenko of the defenders was still playing in his starting position in the back four.
In between the Yeovil troubles, ref Brendan Malone also came off injured to be replaced by fourth official Adam Bromley in a half that was exciting but never really caught fire. Yeovil were playing the better stuff but Crewe were by no means overawed by Yeovil’s attacking prowess.
Hayter poked wide from a Foley cross before Stech saved superbly from both Max Clayton and Matt Tootle in the space of thirty seconds. Then at the other end, Hayter could have doubled Yeovil’s lead but twice just failed to get onto the end of crosses from Young and Balanta, a matter of inches each time.
After half time, Balanta was withdrawn for Gavin Williams and both Ayling and Upson went close with headers for the home side. Clayton then flicked wide when a better connection would have seen an equaliser for Alex. 
Stech’s next save was his best as he clawed an Aneke header off the line with the 188 Crewe fans in the 5,293 crowd, already celebrating the goal. As it was, the near miss seemed to galvanise the hosts and they started creating chances again. Williams chested before volleying over, Hayter dragged a left foot shot wide and Madden fired a free kick way over the bar.
As the match closed, Crewe sub and former Premier League striker Nathan Ellington almost grabbed a leveller after a twisting run but his shot went over. Yeovil’s closest effort of the second period came when Ayling, searching for his first Glovers goal after 135 games, had a bullet header cleared off the line by Tootle.
The final action of the entertaining spectacle was at the Yeovil end with Mark Ellis heading over from a Harry Davis free kick and Stech once more denied Crewe with a near post block from Ryan Colclough.

DON’T MISS IT!

The invaluable contribution of the supporters to this success is fully recognised and appreciated. The YTFC Board has therefore decided to offer an opportunity for season tickets to be purchased for 2013/2014 at the same price as the current season irrespective of whether the Club is in League 1 or is promoted to the Championship.  The offer represents outstanding value for supporters. 
For example, an adult sitting in the centre block of the Screwfix Stand will be able to watch a Football League game at Huish Park next season for effectively just over £14 per match. This will represent a saving of £6 per match in League 1 and £8 per match in the Championship based on the prices that will be available up to the day before a game. This offer will only apply to season tickets purchased on or before 30 April 2013. 
Application forms and the full price list is available for download HERE and will be sent to existing season ticket holders early next week. Fans are encouraged to ensure they return their forms before the 30 April when prices will increase and will reflect the Club’s divisional status.
To download a Junior Glovers Membership form click HERE.
Details on the Zebra Finance plan can be found HERE.
The Ticket Office will be staying open for an hour after the Crewe match on Saturday for any new or renewing season ticket applications to be processed.
It is hoped that this will help to avoid unnecessary queuing before the match at the ticket office. Tickets are available for the Crewe game by calling 01935 847888.
If you would like to win a signed Yeovil Town shirt then head to the supporters marquee before the game to enter the draw. Tickets are available for just £1.

DAY TWO FOR CYCLISTS

The contingent of charity cyclists reached Worcester last night after a tough first day of cycling.
A early start saw the Bradley Wiggins look-a-likes depart The Alexandra Stadium in Crewe. The dedicated cyclists pedalled their way to Worcester, covering a distance of more than 70 miles.
The committed group have now departed Worcester and are well on their way to their next stop in Bath.
They will raise thousands of pounds to be split equally between Prostate Cancer UK, St Margaret’s Hospice and the Glovers’ Community Sports Trust.
Supported by the expertise of multi-event specialists Events Crew every mile of the way, the cyclists will return to Yeovil before kick off on Saturday to be presented to the crowd.
Fellow fans wishing to track the cyclists’ progress later this week will be able to do so on this website, at www.thisissomerset.co.uk, on Twitter and Facebook.
To make a donation visit HERE and leave the chosen entrant’s name in the comments box.
To view a video diary from Chris Sweet click here.

SAM HAS A LUNCH TO REMEMBER

Fourteen year old Sam Cornelius – Light hasn’t been feeling that great lately so the Yeovil Town DSA decided he needed cheering up! 

Sam was invited in to Huish Park to have lunch with Manager Gary Johnson, his back room staff and the players.

Young Sam had a first hand report from Gary what he had discussed at his Press briefing and a report on the Oldham match straight from the horses mouth! 
As if that wasn’t enough Sam was able to meet his favourite player, Paddy Madden, who presented the you man with a signed shirt and posed for a photograph.
End result a much happier Sam who had the lunchtime of a lifetime.

MAXI EXTENDS LOAN

Latvian central defender Vitalijs Maksimenko has extended his loan with the club from Brighton to take in the Play-Off matches. With the club’s other loan central defender Dan Burn currently injured manager Gary Johnson has acted quickly to avoid a shortage of defenders.

Vitalijs made his début on Tuesday at Oldham as a second half substitute.

DAN BURN INJURY BLOW

Central defender Dan Burn has had to return to his parent club Fulham for treatment to an ankle ligament injury he picked up in the 2-0 victory at Stevenage.

Bemoaning his luck manager Gary Johnson said of the injury: "Dan picked up the injury towards the end of the Stevenage game and it is going to be touch and go whether he will be able to be fit for the Play-Off semi-final. 
"It’s a bit of a blow to come at this time of the season but we shall just have to cross our fingers that Dan is a quick healer."

NEW ONLINE SPORTS MAGAZINE

Yeovil Town’s Paddy Madden and Kevin Dawson feature in this month’s eMotion Sport. 
eMotion Sport is a new, free digital magazine covering sport across all levels in the Somerset and Bristol region.
The online publication – which will cover the area’s top professional clubs as well as universities, academies and grass roots sport – is available on your PC or through your smartphone or tablet device.
In this month’s edition, eMotion feature Yeovil Town’s Paddy Madden and Kevin Dawson in the Mates Rates, they also talk to Bristol City’s Albert Adomah, while the Bristol Pitbulls Ice Hockey side tell the magazine about their struggles since the city’s ice rink closed last Autumn.
Subscribing to eMotion via www.emotionsport.co.uk offers money-can’t-buy prizes with every issue. This month, readers can pick up a pair of signed boots, a family ticket to see Bristol Pitbulls in action or the chance to visit your local school, college or university for a coaching session.

TICKET OFFICE OPEN LATE

Would supporters please note that the Yeovil Town Ticket Office will be staying open for an hour after the Crewe match on Saturday for any new or renewing season ticket applications to be processed.

It is hoped that this will help to avoid unnecessary queuing before the match at the ticket office.

REPORT: OLDHAM ATHLETIC V YEOVIL TOWN

Yeovil Town’s chances of automatic promotion suffered a severe dent when they went down to a Matt Smith goal at Oldham’s Boundary Park tonight.

 

Billed as a battle of the Johnsons, with the two sides managed by father and son Gary and Lee, the only goal of the game came in first half stoppage time from the Latics lanky striker who rose to flick home a header from a Lee Croft corner.

 

In a match lacking in real entertainment but sparking into life occasionally, it was young Lee who took the family managerial honours with the win that almost secures their own League One future.

 

The result leaves the Glovers five points adrift of an automatic promotion berth with two games remaining, needing a set of unlikely results to help them into the top two.Town’s boss Gary lined up against his son Lee for the first time as managerial rivals and was forced into two changes from the side that beat Stevenage 2-0 at the weekend.

 

Dan Burn’s red card saw him sit out for two games, the first of which was tonight, while midfielder Dominic Blizzard cried off ill. QPR loanee Angelo Balanta returned after his own illness to take up a position in right midfield, Kevin Dawson moving inside and Richard Hinds dropped into the back four in Burn’s place.

 

Sam Foley chested down and volleyed just wide early on and top scorer Paddy Madden scuffed a shot wide soon after and Balanta shot wide when in a good position on twenty minutes in a first half almost devoid of real exciting play.

 

Hinds proved his worth with a fantastic clearance off the goal line from Matt Smith’s header then the pair tussled in the box in a 50/50 battle with ref Jeremy Simpson waved away Latics optimistic penalty claims.

 

Smith then went close with a header from another Croft cross and with the home side playing at a high tempo reminiscent of his father’s teams, they went even closer just before half time when Marek Stech produced a brilliant one handed diving save to push David Mellor’s effort away for a corner.

 

The respite was brief though as Croft’s corner was nodded home from close range by Smith for a half time lead.Johnson senior shuffled his pack at half time withdrawing Balanta and introducing Gavin Williams and the Welshman had Yeovil’s first second half chance but his shot was way off target.

 

His night then got worse when he was shown a yellow card for tugging the shirt of Croft as he raced away.Jamie McAllister and debutant Vitalijs Maksimenko came on for Hinds and Foley with twenty minutes to go but the remainder of the game showed the odd bright spark but no sign of the two goals needed to realistically keep the Glovers’ automatic promotion hopes alive.

 

Madden shot straight at keeper Dean Bouzanis and Maksimenko headed down and over the crossbar from Ed Upson’s free kick.

Controversy arrived with four minutes left when Latics sub Kirk Millar lunged late and wildly at Byron Webster with a challenge that some referees would have issued a red card for but the official opted to show his fifth of seven yellow cards shown tonight.

 

James Hayter went close late on with a shot deflected over the bar by an Oldham defender but aside from Maksimenko’s late yellow card, there were no further incidents and the game ended with the extra Yorkshire pudding reserved for the 31-year-old Lee!

Match Report : 16/04/2013

Yeovil Town’s chances of automatic promotion suffered a severe dent when they went down to a Matt Smith goal at Oldham’s Boundary Park tonight.

 

Billed as a battle of the Johnsons, with the two sides managed by father and son Gary and Lee, the only goal of the game came in first half stoppage time from the Latics lanky striker who rose to flick home a header from a Lee Croft corner.

 

In a match lacking in real entertainment but sparking into life occasionally, it was young Lee who took the family managerial honours with the win that almost secures their own League One future.

 

The result leaves the Glovers five points adrift of an automatic promotion berth with two games remaining, needing a set of unlikely results to help them into the top two.Town’s boss Gary lined up against his son Lee for the first time as managerial rivals and was forced into two changes from the side that beat Stevenage 2-0 at the weekend.

 

Dan Burn’s red card saw him sit out for two games, the first of which was tonight, while midfielder Dominic Blizzard cried off ill. QPR loanee Angelo Balanta returned after his own illness to take up a position in right midfield, Kevin Dawson moving inside and Richard Hinds dropped into the back four in Burn’s place.

 

Sam Foley chested down and volleyed just wide early on and top scorer Paddy Madden scuffed a shot wide soon after and Balanta shot wide when in a good position on twenty minutes in a first half almost devoid of real exciting play.

 

Hinds proved his worth with a fantastic clearance off the goal line from Matt Smith’s header then the pair tussled in the box in a 50/50 battle with ref Jeremy Simpson waved away Latics optimistic penalty claims.

 

Smith then went close with a header from another Croft cross and with the home side playing at a high tempo reminiscent of his father’s teams, they went even closer just before half time when Marek Stech produced a brilliant one handed diving save to push David Mellor’s effort away for a corner.

 

The respite was brief though as Croft’s corner was nodded home from close range by Smith for a half time lead.Johnson senior shuffled his pack at half time withdrawing Balanta and introducing Gavin Williams and the Welshman had Yeovil’s first second half chance but his shot was way off target.

 

His night then got worse when he was shown a yellow card for tugging the shirt of Croft as he raced away.Jamie McAllister and debutant Vitalijs Maksimenko came on for Hinds and Foley with twenty minutes to go but the remainder of the game showed the odd bright spark but no sign of the two goals needed to realistically keep the Glovers’ automatic promotion hopes alive.

 

Madden shot straight at keeper Dean Bouzanis and Maksimenko headed down and over the crossbar from Ed Upson’s free kick.

Controversy arrived with four minutes left when Latics sub Kirk Millar lunged late and wildly at Byron Webster with a challenge that some referees would have issued a red card for but the official opted to show his fifth of seven yellow cards shown tonight.

 

James Hayter went close late on with a shot deflected over the bar by an Oldham defender but aside from Maksimenko’s late yellow card, there were no further incidents and the game ended with the extra Yorkshire pudding reserved for the 31-year-old Lee!

FIXTURE RELEASE DATE ANNOUNCED

The Football League have announced that next season’s fixtures will be released on Wednesday 19th June at 9am.

Fingers crossed all Yeovil Town fans will be waking up on that Wednesday morning looking at the Championship fixtures.

PLAY-OFF DATES

The npower League One Play-Off’s have been scheduled for the following dates:

 

1st Leg: Friday 3rd.May with a 19.45 kick off and Saturday 4th. May with a 17.20 kick off

 

2nd.Leg: Monday 6th. May with either a 13.30 Kick off or 16.30 Kick off

 

As soon as it is clear who and when Yeovil Town will be playing we will post it here on the official club web site.

 

TICKET OFFICE OPENING

 

The Ticket Office will be open on Sunday 28th. April from 10.00 – 15.00 for the purchase of Early Bird Season Tickets and the Home Leg Play-Off Tickets.

Season Ticket holders can purchase their usual seats  for the Play-Off game up to close of play on Tuesday evening at 18.00. After that all seats will go on general sale.

 

Ticket Office Opening Hours:

 

Sunday 28th. April – 10.00 – 15.00

Monday 29th. April – 9.00 – 18.00

Tuesday 30th. April – 9.00 – 18.00

Wednesday 1st.May – 9.00 – 18.00

Thursday 2nd.May – 9.00 – 18.00

 

For any further information please telephone the Ticket Office 01935 847888 during normal working hours.

E Mail: ticketoffice@ytfc.net

ENJOY THE LAST GAME OF SEASON

With Yeovil Town having secured their Play-Off place this season why not enjoy a special VIP package at the last game of the season at Bury.
SPECIAL ALL INCLUSIVE V.I.P. PACKAGE WILL INCLUDE
                                
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SUPERB FOUR COURSE PRE MATCH MEAL IN STARKIES PITCHSIDE RESTAURANT 
Served at 1pm
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FULL BAR FACILITIES BEFORE AND AFTER MATCH
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COMPLIMENTARY MATCH PROGRAMME
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HALF TIME REFRESHMENTS
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FUN QUIZ & COMPETITIONS
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RESERVED DIRECTORS BOX SEATING FOR THE BIG GAME TOTAL ALL INCLUSIVE COST ONLY £45 PER PERSON (CONC. £35) (MUST BE PRE BOOKED)
TO BOOK CONTACT BURY F.C. COMMERCIAL DEPARTMENT ON 0844 5790009 (option 2)  OR EMAIL commercial@buryfc.co.uk

CYCLISTS READY FOR THE OFF!

Months of training climaxes for 20 Yeovil Town supporters this week as they set off on a gruelling 200-mile charity cycling challenge.
The committed group will pedal from Crewe Alexandra to Huish Park ahead of this Saturday’s final home game of the season, setting off on Thursday morning and stopping at Worcester and Bath.
In the process they will raise thousands of pounds to be split equally between Prostate Cancer UK, St Margaret’s Hospice and the Glovers’ Community Sports Trust.
Supported by the expertise of multi-event specialists Events Crew every mile of the way, the cyclists will return to Yeovil before kick off to be presented to the crowd.
Western Gazette sports editor Chris Sweet, who is cycling thanks to Crewkerne firm CycleLife supplying a road bike, said: “The wait is almost over and I think we are all just keen to start now.
“Without doubt it’s going to be a mentally and physically demanding two-and-a-half days, but we’ve raised a significant amount of money already and hope Glovers’ fans will continue to be so generous this week.
“We must thank Events Crew, Ridlers Coaches, JRH Media, Westbury Packaging and CycleLife for their support as without them we wouldn’t be able to even set off this week.
“Nuffield Fitness Health and Wellbeing Centre in Yeovil have also been tremendous. All the cyclists enjoyed a brilliant quiz night last Friday that raised approximately £500 for the cause and we all benefitted from a spinning class there yesterday.”
Fellow fans wishing to track the cyclists’ progress later this week will be able to do so on this website, at www.thisissomerset.co.uk, on Twitter and Facebook.
To make a donation see a cyclist and ask for their sponsorship form or visit HERE and leave the chosen entrant’s name in the comments box.

REPORT: STEVENAGE V YEOVIL TOWN

Yeovil Town produced a spirited performance to overcome Stevenage by two goals to nil at the Lamex Stadium this afternoon and secure a place in the League One playoffs with three games remaining.
Goals from Sam Foley and James Hayter gave Yeovil their first victory in four attempts over the Hertfordshire side and the Glovers held on despite losing centre half Dan Burn to a late red card for two bookable offences.
The result means that Gary Johnson’s side are guaranteed a top six finish in his first full season since returning to Huish Park but after his side nailed their tenth away victory, all eyes will remain upwards at an automatic promotion spot.
Initially the manager opted for just one change from the eleven that won 2-1 against Shrewsbury last weekend. Angelo Balanta, the QPR loanee, was ill so Sam Foley deputised for him but in the warm up, Matt Dolan tweaked his knee injury and Dominic Blizzard was hurried into action for his first league start since New Year’s Day.
The Glovers got into a good rhythm early on and Burn headed a corner wide before fellow defender Luke Ayling sent a 25-yard screamer whistling just wide of the post. Foley and Joe 
Edwards set up top scorer Paddy Madden for a shot that was deflected and Foley then headed over the bar. As Yeovil pressed, Kevin Dawson actually had the ball in the net on 22 minutes but it was ruled out by an offside flag.
Marek Stech had enjoyed a quieter afternoon at this point with comfortable saves from Lucas Akins and James Dunne his only real action but the big Czech excelled himself with one of those blinding saves that has been his trademark this campaign. Akins knocked a ball in across goal and Dani Lopez met the ball with a powerful header that the Yeovil keeper brilliantly saved with a flying hand.
Madden shot wide and Ed Upson fired over as the half closed and the final action also involved Yeovil’s central midfielder with Bondz N’Gala, one of three former Glovers in the home line up, going in late on Upson and both he and Dan Burn saw yellow, the latter for retaliation.
Town were average in the first half but took the lead eight minutes into the second period. Hayter played his way into the box with some clever footwork before unselfishly laying the ball off to Sam Foley who curled a beauty into the top right hand corner, leaving home keeper Steven Arnold helpless.
The goal lifted the visitors tempo and spirits up and the Town seemed a different side after the break. Madden almost grabbed a second when through one-on-one with Arnold but the keeper came out quickly and forced Madden into a snap shot that was saved. Stevenage sub Marcus Haber then almost set up Luke Freeman but Blizzard thwarted the ex-Arsenal star with a fantastic back-headed clearance.
The second goal came on eighty minutes and was a personal triumph for striker James Hayter. Foley was scorer turned provider with a burst to the by line before pulling the ball back for Hayter to slam in the second and decisive goal off the crossbar. It was Hayter’s 161st goal in 633 games but his first ever scored against Stevenage, leaving him with just AFC Bournemouth and Crawley for the complete set.
As the clock entered into stoppage time, ref James Linington dismissed Burn for a second bookable offence, leaving the Glovers to play the final two minutes with ten men.

Match Report : 13/04/2013

Yeovil Town produced a spirited performance to overcome Stevenage by two goals to nil at the Lamex Stadium this afternoon and secure a place in the League One playoffs with three games remaining.
Goals from Sam Foley and James Hayter gave Yeovil their first victory in four attempts over the Hertfordshire side and the Glovers held on despite losing centre half Dan Burn to a late red card for two bookable offences.
The result means that Gary Johnson’s side are guaranteed a top six finish in his first full season since returning to Huish Park but after his side nailed their tenth away victory, all eyes will remain upwards at an automatic promotion spot.
Initially the manager opted for just one change from the eleven that won 2-1 against Shrewsbury last weekend. Angelo Balanta, the QPR loanee, was ill so Sam Foley deputised for him but in the warm up, Matt Dolan tweaked his knee injury and Dominic Blizzard was hurried into action for his first league start since New Year’s Day.
The Glovers got into a good rhythm early on and Burn headed a corner wide before fellow defender Luke Ayling sent a 25-yard screamer whistling just wide of the post. Foley and Joe 
Edwards set up top scorer Paddy Madden for a shot that was deflected and Foley then headed over the bar. As Yeovil pressed, Kevin Dawson actually had the ball in the net on 22 minutes but it was ruled out by an offside flag.
Marek Stech had enjoyed a quieter afternoon at this point with comfortable saves from Lucas Akins and James Dunne his only real action but the big Czech excelled himself with one of those blinding saves that has been his trademark this campaign. Akins knocked a ball in across goal and Dani Lopez met the ball with a powerful header that the Yeovil keeper brilliantly saved with a flying hand.
Madden shot wide and Ed Upson fired over as the half closed and the final action also involved Yeovil’s central midfielder with Bondz N’Gala, one of three former Glovers in the home line up, going in late on Upson and both he and Dan Burn saw yellow, the latter for retaliation.
Town were average in the first half but took the lead eight minutes into the second period. Hayter played his way into the box with some clever footwork before unselfishly laying the ball off to Sam Foley who curled a beauty into the top right hand corner, leaving home keeper Steven Arnold helpless.
The goal lifted the visitors tempo and spirits up and the Town seemed a different side after the break. Madden almost grabbed a second when through one-on-one with Arnold but the keeper came out quickly and forced Madden into a snap shot that was saved. Stevenage sub Marcus Haber then almost set up Luke Freeman but Blizzard thwarted the ex-Arsenal star with a fantastic back-headed clearance.
The second goal came on eighty minutes and was a personal triumph for striker James Hayter. Foley was scorer turned provider with a burst to the by line before pulling the ball back for Hayter to slam in the second and decisive goal off the crossbar. It was Hayter’s 161st goal in 633 games but his first ever scored against Stevenage, leaving him with just AFC Bournemouth and Crawley for the complete set.
As the clock entered into stoppage time, ref James Linington dismissed Burn for a second bookable offence, leaving the Glovers to play the final two minutes with ten men.

DON’T MISS IT! – 2013/14 SEASON TICKETS

Since the turn of the year Gary Johnson’s men have produced some sensational results that have put the Club in contention for the play offs and promotion. 
The invaluable contribution of the supporters to this success is fully recognised and appreciated. The YTFC Board has therefore decided to offer an opportunity for season tickets to be purchased for 2013/2014 at the same price as the current season irrespective of whether the Club is in League 1 or is promoted to the Championship.  The offer represents outstanding value for supporters. 
For example, an adult sitting in the centre block of the Screwfix Stand will be able to watch a Football League game at Huish Park next season for effectively just over £14 per match. This will represent a saving of £6 per match in League 1 and £8 per match in the Championship based on the prices that will be available up to the day before a game. This offer will only apply to season tickets purchased on or before 30 April 2013. 
Application forms and the full price list is available for download HERE and will be sent to existing season ticket holders early next week. Fans are encouraged to ensure they return their forms before the 30 April when prices will increase and will reflect the Club’s divisional status.
To download a Junior Glovers Membership form click HERE.
Details on the Zebra Finance plan can be found HERE.

FANS FAREWELL

 

Bury FC have sent us the following message:

"As is now customary at Gigg Lane, the club will be paying their respect to all supporters and former employees of the club that have sadly passed away during the course of the season.

Before the final game of the season v Yeovil Town, the Shakers will hold a minute’s applause as a name of those that have passed away are read over the PA system, and displayed on the scoreboard.

In order that the list of names can be compiled, we are asking you to submit names to the club by emailing us at media@buryfc.co.uk.

We’ll also be dedicating a page in the programme to those that have left us."

Bury would like to offer the occasion to Yeovil Town supporters who may have lost a loved one recently.

So if anybody is interested you are requested to e mail Bury on the link above.

LADIES BEAT MILLWALL

Away at Reading FC Women (Tadley Callena FC, Reading ) FA Women’s Premier League. 07 April 2013, 2.00pm kick off.
Next Match:

Mike Hall (Wellington)
Referee:

1-0 (Grace Rapp – 72)
Goals:

Cornwall, Osman, Grogan
Substitutes Not Used:

Howard, Brazell, Edwards Williams, Keehan, Whitton, Radburn, Cook, Bray, Lawton (Osman – 75), Rapp
Yeovil Town Ladies:

”It was difficult in a game like this for us to pick out any individual player as the whole squad worked so hard to get this result, but the players player award deservingly went to Jade Radburn who dominated midfield and caused Millwall much frustration with her ball winning in the middle of the park.”

”This win has come at a crucial time as there is still plenty to play for. Our ladies now have a run of five away games in a league and it is still open after stealing points from top of the league Millwall. Next week we will face second place Reading Ladies, and if we get a result against them it will make things really interesting in the race for promotion. We now have the best form in the league with five straight wins, but we have to earn every result and will take each game at a time to try and finish as high as mathematically possible.

Manager Sarah Lawler said after the match: “This the game reflected the desire this group of players have to perform and work for each other. We were so proud of how they kept their lead despite the pressure from the opposition, and felt they deserved to come away with three points given the effort and discipline they all showed.

The second half started with a wakeup call for the home side when Millwall rattled the bar from a free kick. This spurred Yeovil to get a grip of the game and play more directly. After a quick switch of wide players Cook cleverly flicked the ball into the six yard box where Rapp bravely threw her body into a challenge across the defender and poke the ball around the ‘keeper to score. This galvanised the Glovers who went on to display a fantastic team effort to defend their lead for over thirty minutes, and also had a couple more chances to further their score. In the last ten minutes Shannon Osman replaced Lorton who had put in a good shift. To freshen up the pressure Yeovil had to hold on the ball as the opposition did not give up and pushed them to the whistle with a great example of Premier League football for the supporters.

At half time Yeovil knew there wasn’t much between the two sides and it would take massive concentration at the back to keep a clean sheet, and real determination to push on and try to create more chances to punish Millwall.

The Glovers soon responded to this pressure by getting the ball down and dominating midfield areas with player of the match Jade Radburn playing exceptionally to break up attacks alongside Kirsty Whitton. The Glovers were seeing more possession towards the end of the half and built up a few great chances with excellent crosses from top goal scorer Laura Bray and Katie Cook, but Grace Rapp and Justine Lorton could not get a shot in. Lorton caused Millwall real trouble in the first half with her trademark moves, and managed to create space to pass and cross, but no end product could be produced.

It didn’t take long for Millwall to try and spoil Yeovil’s excellent league form by winning three corners in the space of fifteen minutes, but the Glovers remained calm and organised to deflect any pressure. Millwall’s power house and top goal scorer Emma Whitter managed to muscle through to shoot which was well saved by keeper Beth Howard. Millwall continued to press and stretch the home side, but the back four of Emma Brazell, Rosie Williams, Michelle Keehan and skipper Rachael Edwards were solid and protected the Yeovil goal valiantly, with Howard organising in behind. Early in the game there were a number of corners and crosses flying across the home side’s 18 yard box but Yeovil managed to control the pressure and the experience of skipper Edwards and the long serving Brazell showed.

Due to an excellent cup run and some poor weather this was Yeovil’s first league game in 2013. Millwall are a top side, so Yeovil’s team selection was a statement showing that the management has great belief in the squad by calling up four players who’s preferred position is centre forward starting as the front two and wide players to go for nothing less than three points.

GRACE Rapp scored a sensational second half goal at Wells on Sunday as Yeovil Town Ladies returned to league action in style with a memorable 1-0 victory over top of the table Millwall Lionesses.

ENTER THE POWERADE FIVES

Enter the Powerade Fives 2013 tournament to win a training session with a player from your favourite Football League club.

 

This year Powerade is giving the winners of the Powerade Fives 2013 tournament the chance to train like pro’s with a player from a Football League club of their choice*. Not only will the entire team experience dedicated and focused coaching from a professional Football League player, they’ll also receive Powerade training kit and a year’s supply of Powerade.

 

And that’s not all that’s on offer at this year’s tournament. Each player who enters the tournament will be taking home their own personalised Powerade Sports Bottle**. as used by the players of the Football League. The 42 Regional Finalist teams will be awarded trophies, free Powerade, professional hydration advice from the Powerade Sports Scientists and the chance to compete for further prizes in a unique power based challenge.

 

For the 16 teams who battle their way to the final, they will receive personalised football shirts including unique team crests and the chance to compete for the prestigious Powerade Fives 2013 trophy.

 

http://www.goalsfootball.co.uk/Football/PromotionPowerade2013.aspx?event=Powerade2013For your chance to be there this summer enter at

and register before May 3rd 2013 to receive your free personalised Sports Bottle at your qualifying heat.

 

ANNIVERSARY DINNER GREAT SUCCESS

Yeovil Town’s Tenth Anniversary Celebration, held at Westlands Sports and Social Club, proved a great success with over 275 people attending the event.

A large contingent of the winning squad that took the club into the Football League, after a 108 year wait, attended including: Adam Lockwood, Colin Miles, Nick Crittenden, Roy O’Brien, Steve Collis, Kirk Jackson, Chris Weale, Darren Way, Terry Skiverton, Chris Giles, Gavin Williams, Lee Johnson, Tom White and of course The Gaffer, Gary Johnson.

Abdou El Kholti attended the match against Shrewsbury on the Saturday but had to return home on Sunday.

The evening opened with an introduction from The Gaffer and chairman John Fry and was followed by a thirty minute preview of the club’s new DVD “History in the making” .

A few questions to the squad was followed by our resident comedian Jimmy Quinn and yes for those who wondered he did do the poppadum joke for probably the 100th. Time, much to Terry Skiverton’s annoyance!!

The night ended with a special appearance of Elvis, the King of Rock n Roll, direct from Gracelands.

Above all else though the evening was a great slice of nostalgia for everyone that attended and brought back some great memories.

How unique would it be if the team was able to achieve promotion the The Championship, ten years on from their promotion to the Football League itself.

It would prove to be a truly wonderful achievement for our club.

A series of interviews with the old squad players will be appearing on the official web site over the next few days so keep an eye out for them.

REPORT: YEOVIL TOWN V SHREWSBURY TOWN

Yeovil Town rose up three places to third in the npower League One table with a hard fought 2-1 win over Shrewsbury Town at Huish Park this afternoon.

 

James Hayter had put the side one up with a tenth minute penalty that was levelled out on twenty minutes  by Steve McGinn’s volley but the winner came just after the half hour when Paddy Madden struck his 23rd goal of the season. The second half was a quieter affair with neither side having too many chances though Marek Stech had to deal with a McGinn shot ten minutes from the end.

 

However at this stage of the season, results mean more than fluent performances and the Glovers now lie five points ahead of seventh placed Tranmere with the bonus of a game in hand as well with other results going Yeovil’s way this sunny afternoon.

 

It was no real surprise that manager Gary Johnson named an unchanged eleven from the side that beat Notts County 2-1 at Meadow Lane on Easter Monday. In the Shrewsbury ranks was Chris Weale, a welcome sight on the day that the club celebrated the tenth anniversary of their ascent into the Football League.

 

Shrewsbury started better with influential midfielder Matt Richards blazing over the crossbar from four yards out and forcing three corners in the first four minutes. And Jon Taylor should have scored when the ball was at his feet after a three-on-one break but Stech came out and blocked.

Yeovil took the lead on nine minutes when Byron Webster’s header towards goal from Matt Dolan’s corner was blocked by a Shrewsbury hand high in the air. Ref Oliver Langford pointed to the spot and James Hayter sent Weale the wrong way with a confident spot kick for his 14th goal of the campaign.

 

The lead didn’t last for long though as Shrewsbury levelled matters on twenty minutes. The ball came out to Steve McGinn and his swerving right foot volley left Stech helpless.

 

Yeovil then enjoyed a good spell with three good chances inside six minutes but failing to fully capitalise on their superiority. Madden went close twice, first shooting wide from Angelo Balanta’s ball into the channel then stretching to head a Webster through ball. Hayter then sidefooted a shot at Weale from the edge of the box as the half hour mark arrived.

 

On 32 minutes came the eventual winner. Hayter controlled well and laid the ball off to strike partner Madden who fired a stunning 25-yarder into the bottom corner for his 23rd of the prolific season. He nearly added a second soon after but was challenged just as he tried getting on the end of  another Balanta ball in.

 

The second half saw little in the way of real goalmouth action at either end as the game seemed once more to be who could deal with the quirky, tricky pitch. Richards went close with a long range effort and loan striker Tom Eaves shot over after creating himself an opportunity with some clever footwork.

 

Weale saved from Balanta as the Glovers got a rare sight of the goal but in truth, the second period was a shadow of the first in terms of excitement. Stech had to be smart to get down and deny McGinn’s shot and he also dealt comfortably with another effort from Eaves with nine minutes to go.

 

The final few minutes passed without incident and the Glovers continue their rise up the third tier table with four games to go.

Match Report : 06/04/2013

Yeovil Town rose up three places to third in the npower League One table with a hard fought 2-1 win over Shrewsbury Town at Huish Park this afternoon.

 

James Hayter had put the side one up with a tenth minute penalty that was levelled out on twenty minutes  by Steve McGinn’s volley but the winner came just after the half hour when Paddy Madden struck his 23rd goal of the season. The second half was a quieter affair with neither side having too many chances though Marek Stech had to deal with a McGinn shot ten minutes from the end.

 

However at this stage of the season, results mean more than fluent performances and the Glovers now lie five points ahead of seventh placed Tranmere with the bonus of a game in hand as well with other results going Yeovil’s way this sunny afternoon.

 

It was no real surprise that manager Gary Johnson named an unchanged eleven from the side that beat Notts County 2-1 at Meadow Lane on Easter Monday. In the Shrewsbury ranks was Chris Weale, a welcome sight on the day that the club celebrated the tenth anniversary of their ascent into the Football League.

 

Shrewsbury started better with influential midfielder Matt Richards blazing over the crossbar from four yards out and forcing three corners in the first four minutes. And Jon Taylor should have scored when the ball was at his feet after a three-on-one break but Stech came out and blocked.

Yeovil took the lead on nine minutes when Byron Webster’s header towards goal from Matt Dolan’s corner was blocked by a Shrewsbury hand high in the air. Ref Oliver Langford pointed to the spot and James Hayter sent Weale the wrong way with a confident spot kick for his 14th goal of the campaign.

 

The lead didn’t last for long though as Shrewsbury levelled matters on twenty minutes. The ball came out to Steve McGinn and his swerving right foot volley left Stech helpless.

 

Yeovil then enjoyed a good spell with three good chances inside six minutes but failing to fully capitalise on their superiority. Madden went close twice, first shooting wide from Angelo Balanta’s ball into the channel then stretching to head a Webster through ball. Hayter then sidefooted a shot at Weale from the edge of the box as the half hour mark arrived.

 

On 32 minutes came the eventual winner. Hayter controlled well and laid the ball off to strike partner Madden who fired a stunning 25-yarder into the bottom corner for his 23rd of the prolific season. He nearly added a second soon after but was challenged just as he tried getting on the end of  another Balanta ball in.

 

The second half saw little in the way of real goalmouth action at either end as the game seemed once more to be who could deal with the quirky, tricky pitch. Richards went close with a long range effort and loan striker Tom Eaves shot over after creating himself an opportunity with some clever footwork.

 

Weale saved from Balanta as the Glovers got a rare sight of the goal but in truth, the second period was a shadow of the first in terms of excitement. Stech had to be smart to get down and deny McGinn’s shot and he also dealt comfortably with another effort from Eaves with nine minutes to go.

 

The final few minutes passed without incident and the Glovers continue their rise up the third tier table with four games to go.

PROGRAMME PREVIEW – SHREWSBURY TOWN

The Glovers take on Shrewsbury Town at Huish Park tomorrow, and we take a look at what is on offer in the official matchday programme.
Our main interview is with Angelo Balanta who is currently on loan from Premier League side QPR.
We also chat with Matt Dolan about his second stint with Yeovil. Shrewsbury Town shot stopper and former Yeovil keeper Chris Weale speaks to Chris Sweet.
Add to this the usual columns from Gary Johnson, Ed Upson, Jed Pitman and Chris Dunlavy along with the Notts County away days plus lots lots more to keep you entertained.
You can also download Green&White onto your iPad or iPhone. For more details click here

CLUB WITHDRAW FROM SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME

 

Yeovil Town have announced their decision to withdraw from the Football League’s Youth Development Scheme with effect from next season.

 

The scheme has proven to be too prescriptive and extremely expensive and has seriously affected the Club’s ability to continue with a Youth Development programme.

 

It has been an agonising decision. It had been hoped that an U18 scholarship programme would be more sustainable but the criteria the Club is expected to meet is expensive, excessively bureaucratic and requires more resources than can be reasonably provided at this time.

 

It is extremely disappointing to be in this position but this action has been taken in the interests of the Club’s overall viability.

 

Manager Gary Johnson said “The Club has worked hard to make the youth programme work but it has not been able to produce any players for the first team squad in recent years. It is harder for local lads to progress to that level now we are in League 1 and looking to compete at the upper end of that division.

 

“Substantial additional investment would be required to make the youth development programme effective and the funding just simply isn’t available at the moment. I have therefore advised the Board to focus the recruitment resources we do have on 18-21 year olds that have not been given the opportunity of 1st team football at Premier League and Championship clubs.”

 

Despite having to close the Academy, the Club remains committed to encouraging youngsters to play and improve their football skills. Coaching will therefore continue at schools in the area and through the Advanced Development Centres managed by the Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust.

GET YOUR TICKETS EARLY!

Yeovil fans without tickets are urged to arrive early for Saturday’s League One Fixture with Shrewsbury Town.
To avoid queuing at Huish Park fans are urged to buy in advance.
To purchase your tickets you can visiting the online ticket site or by calling 01935 847888.

AWAY TICKETS AVAILABLE

Tickets for the remaining League One away games are now available.
Details and prices are all listed below.
Stevenage – 13 April 2013
Tickets now available from Huish Park
Adults – £21
Concessions – £18
Under 21 – £14
Under 12 – £10
Concessions are Over 60, Students, UB40 holders and ambulant disabled – proof is required. 
Under 12 tickets only to be sold with an adult and entrance will be refused if they are on their own on the day. 
Family tickets are available on the Stevenage website www.borotickets.com.   
Family offer for this game Two Kids from £15.  Seated tickets – 1 adult and 1 U16 £20 or 1 adult and 2 U16 £25.  These tickets available from the Stevenage website. 
Any supporters requiring wheelchair access need to call in advance by calling 01438 223223 
Tickets will be available on the day and the same prices as above.  For the family offer above these tickets MUST be purchased in advance.
Oldham Athletic – 16 April 2013 

Adults – £20
Over 65 – £10
Under 16 – £5
Ambulant Disabled – £20 or relevant concession
Wheelchair user – £20 or relevant concession
 
Bury – 27 April 2013

Adults – £17
Over 65 – £10
Under 16 – £10
16-21 – £13
Unemployed – £10 (Proof needed)
Disability – £10 (Proof needed)
Wheelchair & carer – £10
Tickets will be available on the day and at the same prices.

VOTE FOR YOUR TWO STRIKERS

Yeovil Town Football Club recently announced that they will be producing a limited edition commemorative book to celebrate ten years in the Football League.
The book, out in November, will be a very special publication to celebrate the successful decade and will feature many of the stars that helped that success along the way as it tells the story of life at Huish Park from 2003 to 2013.
It is hoped that Yeovil Town first team manager Gary Johnson will sign each copy of the book which will be strictly limited to a print run of just five hundred copies. Written by lifelong fan and freelance writer Martin McConachie, and produced by YTFC official programme designers Hops Design, it will focus on the matches, the players, the managers and the personalities at the club and will include exclusive interviews with all four of the Glovers’ Football League managers.
As part of the book, there is also the chance for Yeovil Town supporters to make a fantastic contribution to the unique book. Week by week, position by position, supporters can vote on the best players to have graced the Glovers shirt since they stormed into the Football League in 2003. Voting on each of the positions will run for one week only and we will showcase the final eleven players in 4-4-2 formation when the book is published later in the year.
This week is the final week of voting and it’s the big one, strikers. We have been blessed with some great strikers over the ten years in the Football League and you need to pick just TWO of them to complete your all time best Yeovil Town Football League XI. How do you choose between Jevons and Stansfield; Madden and Stewart; Bowditch and Tarachulski; Andy Williams and Gray; Hayter and Harrold… the list goes on. 
To vote, simply email your choice of two strikers to book@ytfc.net from Monday, April 1st to midnight on Sunday April 7th or alternatively, follow us on Twitter at @YTFCbook and register your votes on there. Voting will then close and the winner of each position will be revealed when the book is published later in the year. Everybody who votes will be entered into a prize draw where one lucky person will win a copy of the book.
You can also reserve your copy of the book by emailing the above email address.

REPORT: NOTTS COUNTY V YEOVIL TOWN

Yeovil Town found winning ways at just the right time when they beat Notts County by two goals to one at Meadow Lane this afternoon.
Paddy Madden and Matt Dolan scored either side of an Alan Judge penalty during a mad six minute spell in a match made more difficult by an awful playing surface. The victory lifts the Glovers back into the top six and level with fourth placed Swindon Town on goal difference ahead of just five more games in the npower League One season. 
Chris Kiwomya’s County side, in tenth place before the game, were the highest placed opponents left for Yeovil to face this season and although they threatened at times through Alan Judge and Enoch Showunmi, the away side were great value for their three points, generating more optimism for the 349 Town fans that made the journey to Nottingham today.
Yeovil boss Gary Johnson decided against a major reshuffle following Good Friday’s goalless draw at home to Walsall. Sam Foley dropped to the bench with Matt Dolan replacing him, the Middlesbrough loanee slipping into central midfield with Kevin Dawson pushing out wide.
Yeovil started in fine spirits showing no hangover from Friday’s draw with Angelo Balanta shooting at young keeper Fabien Spiess within thirty seconds and Ed Upson lashing a shot just wide before three minutes were on the clock. 
Home striker Enoch Showunmi then leaned back and hammered a shot miles over the bar before Balanta dragged a shot wide and top scorer Paddy Madden flicked a Luke Ayling over from close range. Glovers gloveman Marek Stech, looking to add to his sixteen clean sheets this season, then held on to a header from Yoann Arquin and all this within the first eight minutes of the first whistle!
But the bright start belied what followed for most of the rest of the first half. Both sides struggled to cope with an awful pitch and the visitors also had to contend with three injuries in a stop start first half. Dolan tweaked a knee in a block tackle, James Hayter was then caught in the face when back defending for his team and Byron Webster also went down in the centre circle in pain.
The middle part of the half was forgettable at best but as the half time kettle boiled, at last some incident for the crowd to get excited about. Stech produced a brilliant, trademark, full stretch diving save to deny Showunmi’s downward header and Spiess held on to a right footed Dolan shot at the other end before the breakthrough came in first half stoppage time. Again, it was the influential Dolan at the heart of it, his shot saved by Spiess but hot-shot Madden dinked it over the prostrate keeper for his 22nd goal of the season.
If Johnson’s men had hoped to build on the lead, they would have been dealt a blow when, three minutes into the second period, County equalised. Home midfield general Alan Judge outpaced centre half Dan Burn but was brought down by the Fulham loanee defender, ref Fred Graham awarding a spot kick and deciding a yellow card was sufficient punishment. Judge converted the penalty for his eighth goal of the season.
But equally the County faithful had little time for celebration as within three more minutes, it was 2-1 to Yeovil. Kevin Dawson made a run across the front of the penalty box and was brought down twenty yards out. Dolan, still hobbling from his first half challenge, curled a stunning free kick over the wall, leaving Spiess unable to keep it out of the net for his first goal in senior football.
County then wasted a golden chance to level matters for a second time when former Bristol Rovers attacker Jeff Hughes spurned an absolute sitter, screwing wide from just two yards out with the goal gaping. Dolan then had one more chance before he left the pitch to be replaced by Sam Foley on seventy minutes, testing Spiess with a fierce shot. 
Yeovil then had two scares to contend with in the space of two minutes. First up, talismanic midfielder Judge went tumbling in the box under a challenge from Webster but the official booked Judge for simulation. Then young County sub Tyrone Waite outwitted Luke Ayling and crossed for Showunmi to head wide of the goal.
Yeovil made two more late subs with Nathan Ralph replacing Balanta and Richard Hinds coming on in front of the back four to screen the defence, Hayter coming off. Judge went close in the dying moments with a cross shot that skirted the far post but the Glovers saw out four minutes of stoppage time with no further concern and took three massive points.

Match Report : 01/04/2013

Yeovil Town found winning ways at just the right time when they beat Notts County by two goals to one at Meadow Lane this afternoon.
Paddy Madden and Matt Dolan scored either side of an Alan Judge penalty during a mad six minute spell in a match made more difficult by an awful playing surface. The victory lifts the Glovers back into the top six and level with fourth placed Swindon Town on goal difference ahead of just five more games in the npower League One season. 
Chris Kiwomya’s County side, in tenth place before the game, were the highest placed opponents left for Yeovil to face this season and although they threatened at times through Alan Judge and Enoch Showunmi, the away side were great value for their three points, generating more optimism for the 349 Town fans that made the journey to Nottingham today.
Yeovil boss Gary Johnson decided against a major reshuffle following Good Friday’s goalless draw at home to Walsall. Sam Foley dropped to the bench with Matt Dolan replacing him, the Middlesbrough loanee slipping into central midfield with Kevin Dawson pushing out wide.
Yeovil started in fine spirits showing no hangover from Friday’s draw with Angelo Balanta shooting at young keeper Fabien Spiess within thirty seconds and Ed Upson lashing a shot just wide before three minutes were on the clock. 
Home striker Enoch Showunmi then leaned back and hammered a shot miles over the bar before Balanta dragged a shot wide and top scorer Paddy Madden flicked a Luke Ayling over from close range. Glovers gloveman Marek Stech, looking to add to his sixteen clean sheets this season, then held on to a header from Yoann Arquin and all this within the first eight minutes of the first whistle!
But the bright start belied what followed for most of the rest of the first half. Both sides struggled to cope with an awful pitch and the visitors also had to contend with three injuries in a stop start first half. Dolan tweaked a knee in a block tackle, James Hayter was then caught in the face when back defending for his team and Byron Webster also went down in the centre circle in pain.
The middle part of the half was forgettable at best but as the half time kettle boiled, at last some incident for the crowd to get excited about. Stech produced a brilliant, trademark, full stretch diving save to deny Showunmi’s downward header and Spiess held on to a right footed Dolan shot at the other end before the breakthrough came in first half stoppage time. Again, it was the influential Dolan at the heart of it, his shot saved by Spiess but hot-shot Madden dinked it over the prostrate keeper for his 22nd goal of the season.
If Johnson’s men had hoped to build on the lead, they would have been dealt a blow when, three minutes into the second period, County equalised. Home midfield general Alan Judge outpaced centre half Dan Burn but was brought down by the Fulham loanee defender, ref Fred Graham awarding a spot kick and deciding a yellow card was sufficient punishment. Judge converted the penalty for his eighth goal of the season.
But equally the County faithful had little time for celebration as within three more minutes, it was 2-1 to Yeovil. Kevin Dawson made a run across the front of the penalty box and was brought down twenty yards out. Dolan, still hobbling from his first half challenge, curled a stunning free kick over the wall, leaving Spiess unable to keep it out of the net for his first goal in senior football.
County then wasted a golden chance to level matters for a second time when former Bristol Rovers attacker Jeff Hughes spurned an absolute sitter, screwing wide from just two yards out with the goal gaping. Dolan then had one more chance before he left the pitch to be replaced by Sam Foley on seventy minutes, testing Spiess with a fierce shot. 
Yeovil then had two scares to contend with in the space of two minutes. First up, talismanic midfielder Judge went tumbling in the box under a challenge from Webster but the official booked Judge for simulation. Then young County sub Tyrone Waite outwitted Luke Ayling and crossed for Showunmi to head wide of the goal.
Yeovil made two more late subs with Nathan Ralph replacing Balanta and Richard Hinds coming on in front of the back four to screen the defence, Hayter coming off. Judge went close in the dying moments with a cross shot that skirted the far post but the Glovers saw out four minutes of stoppage time with no further concern and took three massive points.

ONE CHANGE FOR GLOVERS

Manager Gary Johnson has made one change from the starting eleven that drew 0-0 with Walsall on Good Friday.

Winger Sam Foley is replaced by loanee Matt Dolan, which means Kevin Dawson reverting back to the right-wing.
Yeovil Town: Stech; Ayling, Burn, Webster, Edwards; Dawson, Upson, Dolan, Balanta; Hayter, Madden. Subs: Stewart, Hinds, Williams, Maksimenko, Foley, Ralph, Gordon.
Notts County: Spiess; Kelly, Liddle, Leacock, Sheehan; Campbell-Ryce, Boucaud, Bishop, Judge; Showunmi, Arquin. Subs: Pilkington, Smith, Hughes, Zoko, Waite, Thompson, Tempest.